|What's Ewood Park Like?
Future Ground Developments
External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Jack Walker Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Looking Towards The Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Riverside Stand (photo)
Bryan Douglas Darwen End (photo)
Jack Walker Statue (photo)
Programme & Fanzines
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Ewood Park (video)
Location Map Of Ewood Park
Old Ewood Park
|What's Ewood Park Like?|
The ground is quite
impressive, having had three new large stands
built during the 1990's. These stands are at
both ends and at one side of the ground. They
are of the same height and of roughly similar
design, being two tiered, having a row of
executive boxes and similar roofs. The ends are
particularly impressive, both having large lower
tiers. The only downside is the open corners,
although there is a huge screen at one corner by
the away end, which shows an excellent pre-match
programme and amongst other things, the teams
emerging from the dressing rooms and onto the
pitch. There is also an electric scoreboard at
the Bryan Douglas Darwen End of the ground.
There are plans to re-develop the Riverside Stand, but there are no firm time scales as to when this is likely to take place. The proposed new stand will increase the capacity at Ewood park to around 40,000.
|Bryan Douglas Darwen End External View|
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
|Away fans are housed in
Douglas Darwen End, where the facilities
provided are good. However, the spacing between the
rows of seats leaves a lot to be desired, being
quite tight. The Darwen End is shared with home
supporters, but if demand requires it the whole of
the stand can be made available. Normally the away
allocation is for three quarters of the stand, at
just under 4,000 tickets, which are split between
the whole of the upper tier and part of the lower
tier (with the lower tier being allocated first). If
you have not bought a ticket in advance, then you
need to buy one from the away
supporters ticket office at the ground as
you can't pay on the turnstiles. The ticket office
is located on the corner of the Darwen End & the
Jack Walker Stand.
On the concourse the food available includes; Pies (Chicken Balti, Steak, Meat and Potato, all £2.30), Pasties (£2.30), Sausage Rolls (£2), Burgers (£3), Hot Dogs (£3) and Chips (£2). The pies and other baked products are made by the Clayton Park company, located nearby in Accrington. The refreshment areas are opened 90 minutes before kick off and close 15 minutes into the second half. If you are looking to eat something prior to entering the ground, then there is a baker in Bolton Road selling hot pies from one of its windows. Across the Bolton Road by the home end is a McDonalds, which I noticed had a walk through service for fans! I found the Blackburn fans both friendly and helpful, plus coupled with the relaxed stewarding, has made it so far for me, four pleasant visits to Ewood Park.'
|Where To Drink?|
|The Fernhurst pub which was once
popular with visiting fans, now no longer admits
away supporters This means that there are no pubs
for away fans near to the stadium. John Chadbourne a
visiting Nottingham Forest supporter recommends
Uncle Jacks on Branch Road; 'It welcomes away fans,
has an excellent selection of beers, cask ales as
well as some brilliant pies. It is only a ten minute
walk from the ground'.
There is the Golden Cup pub which is further on past the Fernhurst (going away from the ground) on Bolton Road and is tucked in by the motorway bridge. However this Thwaites pub is quite small, gets rather crowded and it is a good 20 minute (mostly uphill) trek from Ewood Park. It is friendly though and also offers a range of pies. On the other side of the motorway on the same road going further away from Ewood Park towards Darwen is the Anchor Hotel, which is also frequented by away fans.
Just around the corner from the entrance to Blackburn Railway Station is a Wetherspoons outlet called the Postal Order. Alcohol is also served within the ground in the form of; Fosters (£3.40 pint), Thwaites (£3.40 pint), Kingstone Cider (£3.20 bottle), Carlsberg (£3.40 bottle), Guinness (£3.80 can) and Wine (£3.80 small bottle). The Club offer two pints of lager or bitter for £6.50 and Pie & Pint for £5.50.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
From The East
Various private car parks are
available in the area around the ground, costing
in the region of £5. If you want to get away
reasonably quickly after the game (the roads
immediately around Ewood are closed off for crowd
safety for around 30 minutes after the game) then
as you come down the hill on the A666, you will
pass a paetrol garage on your left. Turn right at
the next traffic lights into Branch Road and down
on your left there are some industrial units
offering matchday parking. After the game turn
left out of the car parks, so that you are going
away from Ewood, turn right at the second mini
roundabout and this will take you back up to the
Map showing the
location of Ewood Park (at the bottom of this
Post Code for SAT NAV: BB2 4JF
The closest station
is Mill Hill which is a around a 15 minute
walk away from Ewood Park. It is served by
trains from Blackburn and the journey only
takes a few minutes. Blackburn station itself
is at least a couple of miles from the ground
and hence a good 25-30 minute walk away.
Blackburn station is served by trains from
Manchester & Leeds.
Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.
|Bryan Douglas Darwen End
Thanks to Adam Hodson for supplying the photo above.
Burnley, Bolton, Preston, Manchester United, Manchester City.
Like a number of Clubs,
Blackburn operate a match category policy (A+, A & B)
whereby the ticket prices cost more for the most
popular games. Category A & B prices are shown below in
|Jack Walker Statue|
|Programme & Fanzine|
Official Programme £3
stadium plan showing the individual block numbers
Blackburn Rovers fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Record & Average Attendance|
|Fans Reviews Of Ewood Park|
(Leeds United) 30/11/13
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Thanks to Haydn Gleed for supplying the video.
|Map showing the location of the Ewood Park football ground, railway stations and listed pubs.|
|Old Ewood Park|
|To see photos and a video of Ewood Park shortly prior to its redevelopment then visit the Old Ewood Park page of the Guide.|
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